When acquiring or upgrading a business aircraft, selecting the right make/model is one of your most important decisions. Duncan Aviation’s Aircraft Sales and Acquisitions team can help you narrow your selection with the use of a comprehensive and up-to-date Model/Market Summary. The summary data is compiled for the light jet, mid-size jet and long-range jet categories. And the team regularly updates the data in these lists with the latest market intelligence on business aircraft models in operation today and how they compare to others in the same size category.The Model/Market Summary is sorted by the seats-full range for aircraft built in the last decade. It displays one-line descriptions detailing several attributes, including the following:
- Years Produced. The range of years the model was in production.
- Vref Price Range. The current marketing value according to the Vref - Aircraft Value Reference.
- Variable Cost / Hour. The estimated cost to operate the aircraft at full capacity.
- Normal Cruise Speed.
- Cabin Volume / Length / Height.
- Cabin Seats. The number of available seats on the aircraft.
- Expected Avionics. The expected avionics found in the Flightdeck.
- NBAA IFR Range-Seats Full. The list is sorted by this, the flight range in nautical miles with all seats full.
- NBAA IFR Range Ferry. Flight range in nautical miles with no passengers.
- Payload with Fuel Full. In pounds.
- Average Fuel Burn. In gallons per hour.
- Pilots Required. The number of pilots required to fly the aircraft.
The data in this summary is a good starting point when considering your first aircraft or your next upgrade. All the data in these reports comes from Conklin & de Decker aviation information, the aircraft manufacturers’ preliminary data and Vref valuations.
Doug Kvassay, aircraft sales representative at Duncan Aviation, first developed the Model/Market Summary when a client called asking for advice over lunch about upgrading his light business jet to one that had a little more payload and range. Doug wanted to make the process of narrowing down the search as easy as possible, so in the days leading up to their meeting, he created a listing of every model in the light jet category, taking care to detail several attributes. Through a process of simple elimination, by the end of their lunch, Doug and his customer had identified an aircraft model to investigate further. They closed on an available one just one month later.
Seeing how much easier this tool made the identification of the most appropriate model of aircraft for the specific needs of his client, Doug shared his concept with the rest of the Duncan Aviation Aircraft Sales and Acquisitions team. Since then, they have honed the information and expanded it to other size categories. Now, they publish it quarterly.Download the latest model/market summary now.